There are still three weeks left in the 2015 NFL schedule, but that hasn't stopped ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay from releasing his first 2016 NFL Mock Draft. The draft order is based on ESPN's Football Power Index, where the Philadelphia Eagles are currently projected to pick at No. 20 for the second straight year. McShay has the Eagles taking a defensive player with their first round pick.
"No. 20 - Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville Cardinals - Rankins is one of the more underrated prospects in this class. He has some versatility and could move around Philly's defensive line. In the tapes I've watched this season, Rankins (6-2, 303 pounds) has used his combination of quickness and power to be a highly disruptive force."
Eagles starting defensive end Cedric Thornton and primary backup pass rusher Vinny Curry are both set to be unrestricted free agents after the season. The Eagles will still have Taylor Hart and Brandon Bair under contract, but the team very well might have a need at the position.
On the other hand, one could argue the Eagles really need to add an offensive lineman early after not having drafted one since Lane Johnson in 2013.
So what do you think of the pick?